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[soo-doh-sahy-ee-sis] /ˌsu doʊ saɪˈi sɪs/
noun, plural pseudocyeses
[soo-doh-sahy-ee-seez] /ˌsu doʊ saɪˈi siz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of pseudocyesis
First recorded in 1810-20; pseudo- + cyesis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudocyesis


noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
the technical name for phantom pregnancy
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pseudocyesis in Medicine

pseudocyesis pseu·do·cy·e·sis (sōō'dō-sī-ē'sĭs)
A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception. Also called false pregnancy, pseudopregnancy.

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